God or Science: Do we have to choose?

Thursday 5th October 2017 7:30PM – 7:30PM

Presentation by Sharon Dirckx, followed by refreshments and questions

Venue: All Saints’ Church, All Saints Road, Sidmouth

The event is free

Questions can be submitted on the night or in advance to [email protected]

Sharon is an Academic Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Originally from a scientific background, she has a Ph.D. in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford, UK and the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA. She is invited to speak and lecture in a variety of contexts across the UK, including the 2014 Veritas Forum at the University of Oxford.

Sharon has also appeared on BBC Songs of Praise, Justin Brierley’s programme ‘Unbelievable’ on Premier Christian Radio, BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief. Her topics of interest focus on the interaction of belief in God with science, and with the problem of evil and suffering. Her recent book, Why?: Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering, won the prize for best book at the 2014 Speaking Volumes UK Christian Book Awards. Why? interweaves the stories of people who have suffered, with a practical look at some ‘Why?’ questions on suffering. Sharon lives in Oxford with her husband and two young children.